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The Passing of Graduate Student Yeming Shen

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: The Passing of Graduate Student Yeming Shen

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Yeming Shen, a graduate student in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems.

Yeming earned his Master of Science degree in Operational Research and Cybernetics and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Applied Math, both from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He was working toward his Doctorate in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems studying Interdicting Interdependent Networks. 

In 2018, Yeming won the IEEE HST Best Track Paper Award for his paper “Land/Maritime Borders and Critical Infrastructure Protection Track.” He was an editorial reviewer for Omega (The International Journal of Management Science). He served as a teaching and research assistant in the School of Engineering.

Counseling and grief services are available for students through the Rensselaer Counseling Center. An appointment can be made by visiting the Student Health Center, Academy Hall room 3200, or by calling (518) 276-6479. Faculty and staff seeking counseling and grief support may contact the Employee Assistance Program by calling (518) 465-3813.

In addition, chaplains are available to provide grief counseling and support for anyone in the Rensselaer community. To make an appointment with a chaplain, you may visit the Religious Affairs office, Rensselaer Union room 3514, or call (518) 276-6518.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Yeming’s family, fellow students, friends, and teachers. We are all saddened by the loss of one of our own. Please support each other during this difficult time.